President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the sum of thirty five thousand naira as wage award to all Federal civil servants.
As contained in a memo from the Presidency and signed by the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, of National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, Ekpo U. O. Nta, the new pay will be effective from 1st of September 2023.
This Coincided with the Memorandum of Understanding reached between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) on 2nd of October 2023.
The implementation of the wage award for treasury-funded federal government agencies will be funded from the treasury, while non-treasury funded agencies will implement it from their internally generated funds.
“I refer to the Memorandum of Understanding reached between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) on Monday, 2 October 2023 as a result of the dispute arising from withdrawal of subsidy on the price of premium motor spirit (PMS) and hereby convey the approval of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the grant of a wage award of N35,000:00 (thirty-five thousand Naira) only per month to all Federal Government workers with effect from 1 September 2023 pending when a new national minimum wage is expected to have been signed into law.
“Accordingly, the implementation of the N35,000.00 per month wage award for all Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies that are treasury-funded will be funded from the treasury.
“Non-treasury funded Federal Government agencies are to implement the same from their internally generated,” it said.